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To be an informed partner in your own care,  it helps to be able to know the following about your IBD:

  • Do you know if you have Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or indeterminate colitis?
  • Do you know what part of your intestines are involved?
  • Do you know what year you first starting having symptoms (how long you have had IBD)?
  • Do you know if you have had any strictures, fistulas, or abscesses in the past?
  • Do you know what medicines you have taken in the past? Why did you stop taking each one? Did the medicine improve your symptoms?
  • Do you know if you have had surgery for your Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or indeterminate colitis? When did surgery occur? What parts of the intestines were removed?